Pennsauken, NJ — Industry veteran Bob Pape, who has spent the past 23 years with J&J Snack Foods Corp., is retiring effective January 3, 2022.
Pape’s career includes more than 40 years in the food industry. During his tenure at J&J Snack Foods, he served in various roles, including national sales manager of retail, growing the company’s brands including Superpretzel and Luigi’s Italian Ice. As vice-president of retail and senior vice-president of sales and marketing, Pape oversaw the integration and acquisition of brands including Whole Fruit, Dogsters and Icee. According to the company, Pape led the go-to-market strategy for the retail, foodservice and bakery divisions.
“On behalf of the J&J Snack Food leadership team, I want to personally thank Bob for his service and dedication to the organization,” says Dan Fachner, president and CEO. “A strategic and steadfast leader, he has played an integral role at J&J Snack Foods for over two decades, helping to shape the sales organization and drive growth among our customers and shareholders. Bob has undoubtedly made his mark at this company, and I am confident the team will continue to benefit from his influence and leadership. The leadership team and I wish Bob the best of luck in this next chapter of life.”
In retirement, the company notes, Pape will be spending time with his family, focusing on charitable causes, playing golf and fishing.